Summary: We owned one of these already and it was a pretty good machine other than leaking water. We decided to buy another and it is awful. There is something wrong with the machine where it will barely pump through the protafilter.
Great espresso, but not a reliable machine -- but there is a trick!
15 June 2014
Summary: We had a similar experience as many other reviewers -- the machine worked great for about 4-5 months, and then we started having problems. We loved the taste and the ease of creating lattes and espressos, and it had come to completely replace our regular coffee maker.
Summary: We bought this because we love espresso but only had one of the small stove top percolators so we wanted something better. This makes absolutely great espresso! The water head and filter basket are quality parts and fit snug with good seals.
Summary: This espresso maker works very well. It is a quick, sturdy machine; far superior to our last model that was comprised of plastic, with a lid for the water reservoir that broke almost straight out of the gate.
Summary: I bought my DeLonghi in December 2010. I really loved it. The espresso it made was excellent. The cappuccinos it made were very good (we don't drink that much cappuccino). It was easy to clean and I descaled it on a regular basis.
I have two of these, one works great the other I am fight to return it.
Ric and Rusty, Amazon
19 April 2014
Summary: One has worked just fine for 2 years and the other has not worked more then 2 weeks after I bought it. I am fighting with the warranty people as they make it close to impossible to return it, for repairs. I will not be buying a replacement from DeLonghi. I like the one that works.
Summary: produces little to no creama on espresso shots really not hot enough as with most economical machines you get what you pay for. Look outstanding it will impress your friends eyes but not there palette.
Summary: I have tried to use this 3 days and the steam light never turns green. I call DeLonghi's customer service and had a polite but very unhelpful customer service agent tell me to prove that I purchased item and they would send a box to have it repaired and could not give me an estimate for service.